Message from the USC Asian Pacific Alumni AssociationGreetings from Mary Tee '91, Our New APAA Board of Directors President

Hello Trojans,

I hope this message finds you all in good health and high spirits. It is my honor to serve as the president of the USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association Board of Directors, and I want to share our goals and vision for the year ahead.

Our primary goal is to foster a strong and vibrant community of alumni who engage with each other and USC. Here are two key initiatives we have in mind to achieve this:

Connectivity: We aim to enhance and expand our alumni network through our key signature events, such as next month’s APAA Homecoming Tailgate, our 2024 USC Asian Pacific Film Fest and our 2024 Scholarship & Awards Gala, as well as through online events and programs. We want to create a sense of belonging among our members—locally, nationally and globally.

Scholarship and Advancement: Building a culture of philanthropy is essential to provide financial assistance to student scholars. We want to to increase the number of APAA scholarships and engage our scholars through networking and mentorship opportunities.

I am excited about the year ahead and look forward to working with each and every one of you. I encourage you to get involved by sharing your time, talent end expertise to help us strengthen our Trojan Family ties and advance USC. Together, we can make a difference.

If you have suggestions, questions or would like to get involved in any way, please do not hesitate to reach out to APAA. Thank you for your continued support, and let’s make this school year one of growth, connection and impact. Fight On!

Mary Yao Tee ’91
USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association Board of Directors